Ubon Ratchathani Travel Guide -Sirindhorn Wararam Temple
Wat Sirindhorn Wararam (Wat Phu Prao) at night – Ubon Ratchathani Travel Guide

Introduction to Ubon Ratchathani Travel Guide

Ubon Ratchathani, commonly known as Ubon, is a Thai province located in the country’s lower northeastern region. Sisaket, Yasothon, and Amnat Charoen are neighboring provinces. Ubon Ratchathani borders Laos’ Salavan and Champasak to the north and east, and Cambodia’s Preah Vihear to the south.

In the late 1700s, a group of Lao princes escaping Vientiane founded Ubon Ratchathani on the north bank of the Mun River. They requested King Taksin’s protection, which was granted in 1779. During the Vietnam War, Ubon Ratchathani was a US air base and developed substantially during the time.

There are many interesting and beautiful places to visit in Ubon Ratchathani, such as Pha Taem National Park, which is famous for its prehistoric rock paintings, Sam Pan Boak, also known as the Thailand’s Grand Canyon, and Huai Sai Yai waterfall, which is known to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Northeastern Thailand.

Credit: Drone Video: Ubon Ratchathani (Thailand) by Create Around with Drone

How to get to Ubon Ratchathani

Top Attractions in Ubon Ratchathani

Wat Sirindhorn Wararam at Night

Wat Sirindhorn Wararam (Wat Phu Prao)

The well-known temple with painted fluorescent designs on the walls and floor.

Pha Taem National Park

Pha Taem National Park

Features unique rock formations and spectacular waterfalls.

Sam Pan Boak (Night time)

Sam Pan Boak

The Mekong River’s biggest rock reefs. Famously known as ‘The Grand Canyon of Thailand’.

Huai Luang Waterfall inside Phu Chong Na Yoi National Park

Phu Chong Na Yoi National Park

A national park home to the Huai Luang Waterfall.

Wat Phra That Nong Bua

Wat Phra That Nong Bua

A temple notable for its towering chedi and Buddha sculptures.

Wat Thung Si Mueang

Wat Thung Si Mueang

An ancient temple since the reign of King Rama II.

Side Trips

External Resources

Ubon Ratchathani Travel Guide - Sam Pan Boak (Daytime)
Sam Pan Boak during daytime – Ubon Ratchathani Travel Guide

Summary of Ubon Ratchathani Travel Guide

Ubon Ratchathani, located along the Mekong River and bordering Laos, is a truly hidden gem with gorgeous natural landscapes, beautiful Buddhist temples, and remarkable historical monuments. The province has a large airport, making it a perfect destination for a few days of travel. Feel free to check out other provinces in Thailand:

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